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Inmate dies at UMC

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Lafayette Parish Inmate being held on charges out of Florida died on Thursday September 27, 2012 at University Medical Center.  Scott Hewel 53-years-old with a resident address of Scott, LA was arrested on Monday September 24 by deputies for an outstanding Broward County Florida warrant and was awaiting extradition proceedings. 

On Thursday at around 10:40 AM, he complained to Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Staff members of chest pains.  Hewell was transported to University Medical Center at 10:49 AM.  Hewel was pronounced dead at 3:08 PM Thursday.  The Lafayette Parish Coroner is conducting an investigation in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Crimes against Persons Unit to determine the exact cause of death. 

Kip Judice
Captain
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
337 236-5876